Community First New Forest

Contact us on: 01425 482773

Ringwood Good Neighbours group are urgently in need of some help

The group aren’t able to continue running without the support of volunteer coordinators. If you have a few hours to spare a month, would you be able to help co-ordinating the befriending scheme in the BH24 area?

This is a varied and interesting role which includes:

  • Helping to ensure training needs of volunteers are met
  • Assess clients and match them with a befriender
  • Listening and supporting the volunteers regarding their befriending role
  • Deal with volunteer expenses
  • Compile a list of local activities and support groups for the use of befrienders wishing to recommend additional social contact to clients

Full training is given as well as ongoing support as part of a dedicated team. For more information or to apply please click here: https://www.cfnf.org.uk/opportunity/?slug=befriending-co-ordinator-30&id=30

Mental Health Matters

The New Forest Local Children’s Partnership has produced a practitioners guide to low-level support in mental health matters for children and young people.  The booklet provides guidance on;

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Behaviour Problems
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Substance Misuse/Addictions
  • Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Specialist
  • Other

Please click here to view it.